Standardization required in Pakistan’s educational system: CJP

The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar stressed on the need of a standard and uniform educational system across the country.

The Chief Justice questioned about the possibility of “one book, one bag and one uniform” across the country and negated the discrimination among the children. He stressed on the need of a uniform educational system in Pakistan and said, “there is no better jewel than education,” while presiding over a three-member bench.

While hearing a case about the legal status of PMDC the Chief Justice remarked, “the education of children between the ages of 5 and 16 is the state’s responsibility. Is the state doing its job? Is the Article 25A of the constitution just for show?”

“Feudal landlords do not allow educational institutions to be opened in their areas,” said PMDC counsel Akram Sheikh while highlighting the issue.       

The Supreme Court is taking suo motto actions these days in order to reform education and health care conditions in the country under its 2018 agenda.